Share This:

Looking for Gilligan, Burke and Fahy connections in Galway



My great-grandfather John Burke (1841, Ballinasloe -1921 San Francisco) married Maria Fahy(1845, Clontuskert - 1933, San Francisco) in 1871 in Clontuskert, emigrated to U.S. three jmonths later.  His parents were John Burke and Mary Gilligan/Gilgan.  I am trying to find Mary Gilligan's origin/parents, only lead was in Sligo???

John Burke, was a carpenter in family of carpenters.  Any help would be very much appreicated.




Monday 6th July 2020, 05:26AM

Message Board Replies

  • Agricola:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Mary Gilligan was likely born 1820 or earlier. Clontuskert RC records start in 1827 so Mary would have been born before records are available locally. There were a good number of Gilligans in East Galway in the 1855 Griffiths. Mary may have been from Sligo but the surname was certainly present in the East Galway area.

    You may want to add John and Mary to our XO Chronicles site

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Monday 6th July 2020, 12:25PM